Broadband Statistics for Bristol, Bristol
Broadband Providers20
Fastest Speed941.78 Mbps
Average Speed41.53 Mbps
Fastest ProviderGlide

Bristol Internet Service Providers

Bristol residents have run speed tests on 20 broadband providers. This number is 237.84% above the United Kingdom average of 5.92 internet service providers. ISPs available in Bristol include Virgin Media, Sky Broadband, and Vodafone. The most common broadband provider in Bristol is Virgin Media, with a maximum recorded internet speed of 939.67 Mbps, and the typical home user seeing speeds in the range of 49.29—187.43 Mbps. Bristol's fastest provider is Glide, and the highest speed we've seen from them is 941.78 Mbps. Overall, the average real-world broadband speed that users will see in Bristol is 41.53 Mbps, which is 11.91% above the The United Kingdom national average of 37.11 Mbps, and 0% below the average of 41.53 Mbps in Bristol.

Broadband Providers

  • Spectrum Internet in Bristol
    205.16 — 240.48 Mbps
    935.13 Mbps
    223.03 Mbps
  • Glide in Bristol
    60.24 — 230.7 Mbps
    941.78 Mbps
    91.33 Mbps
  • Virgin Media in Bristol
    49.29 — 187.43 Mbps
    939.67 Mbps
    73.91 Mbps
  • Hyperoptic in Bristol
    53.97 — 173.97 Mbps
    903.45 Mbps
    66.81 Mbps
  • FibreNest in Bristol
    61.51 — 105.78 Mbps
    123 Mbps
    97.94 Mbps
  • Gigaclear in Bristol
    46.94 — 99.96 Mbps
    315.1 Mbps
    72.81 Mbps
  • Zen Internet in Bristol
    49.32 — 93.87 Mbps
    893.71 Mbps
    64.59 Mbps
  • BT in Bristol
    33.8 — 92.71 Mbps
    940.39 Mbps
    47.06 Mbps
  • CIX in Bristol
    23.46 — 94.56 Mbps
    741.34 Mbps
    37.69 Mbps
  • Vodafone in Bristol
    29.24 — 64.14 Mbps
    938.47 Mbps
    35.41 Mbps
  • Independent Fibre Networks
    29.45 — 59.92 Mbps
    304.35 Mbps
    44.61 Mbps
  • TrueSpeed Communications in Bristol
    11.6 — 80.25 Mbps
    195.7 Mbps
    15.18 Mbps
  • KCOM in Bristol
    16.64 — 67.23 Mbps
    233.78 Mbps
    29.42 Mbps
  • iDNET in Bristol
    20.63 — 50.53 Mbps
    60.58 Mbps
    24.02 Mbps
  • TalkTalk in Bristol
    20.61 — 47.11 Mbps
    704.37 Mbps
    28.16 Mbps
  • EE in Bristol
    15.24 — 55.54 Mbps
    625.55 Mbps
    23.18 Mbps
  • Sky Broadband in Bristol
    13.7 — 47 Mbps
    469.88 Mbps
    18.43 Mbps
  • Andrews & Arnold in Bristol
    13.14 — 31.28 Mbps
    39.82 Mbps
    22.82 Mbps
  • Plusnet in Bristol
    10.56 — 34.99 Mbps
    74.68 Mbps
    14.21 Mbps
  • Post Office Broadband in Bristol
    6.67 — 21.7 Mbps
    73.71 Mbps
    8.65 Mbps

Broadband in Bristol


Fastest city in The United Kingdom


Best speed range city in Bristol

941.78 Mbps

Bristol's fastest speed

29.87—109.32 Mbps

Typical speed range available to Bristol residents

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Bristol Broadband Speed Map

Bristol Broadband Speed Distribution

 Percentage of Speed Tests in Speed Range
Internet Speed RangeBristolUnited Kingdom
Very Slow: under 10 Mbps32.14%28.66%
Slow: 10-30 Mbps28.80%26.52%
Adequate: 30-60 Mbps16.95%20.91%
Good: 60-80 Mbps5.49%8.46%
Fast: 80-300 Mbps14.50%13.12%
Very Fast: over 300 Mbps2.11%2.33%

How Bristol Compares to Major Cities

City / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
London5284.34 Mbps35.69—93.94 Mbps48.34 MbpsFaster
Edinburgh705.74 Mbps33.56—109.45 Mbps44.48 MbpsFaster
Bristol941.78 Mbps29.87—109.32 Mbps41.53 Mbps-
Birmingham936.73 Mbps28.67—99.11 Mbps36.98 MbpsSlower
Liverpool1134.53 Mbps23.44—89.34 Mbps32.36 MbpsSlower
Nottingham934.56 Mbps23.56—53.02 Mbps28.13 MbpsSlower
Sheffield932.42 Mbps22.94—66.08 Mbps30.94 MbpsSlower
Glasgow913.93 Mbps17.79—70.17 Mbps28.7 MbpsSlower
Leicester917.75 Mbps26.14—92.58 Mbps35.89 MbpsSlower

Bristol Broadband Speeds Over Time

We class broadband speed distributions as follows: very slow under 10 Mbps; slow 10-30 Mbps; adequate 30-60 Mbps; good 60-80 Mbps; fast 80-300 Mbps; very fast over 300 Mbps.

How Bristol Compares for Internet Speed in Bristol

PositionCity / TownMax SpeedTypical Speed RangeMedian 
1Bristol941.78 Mbps29.87—109.32 Mbps41.53 Mbps-

Bristol Internet Speed Test Results

We analysed the results of people in Bristol testing broadband providers multiple times, with each test starting no more than 30 minutes after the previous speed test. On average, people in Bristol ran 4 internet speed tests per session. Looking at broadband download speeds, if the Bristol resident's final test is 10% faster than their starting download speed, we count that as a succesful and faster speed test result. We count an unsuccessful, slower result if the final result is 10% slower than the starting result; we'd hope their ISP contacts them ASAP! For broadband speed tests that don't vary by that much, we consider the final result to be the same. For Bristol's residents, of the internet speed tests we measured, 44.9% were fast, 29.6% slow, and 25.5% broadly the same.
Most Recent Tests
ProviderStart Time# TestsDurationStart SpeedEnd SpeedStatus
Virgin Media01 Aug 2021 23:27:162111 secs13.55 Mbps14.17 Mbps
Sky Broadband01 Aug 2021 23:11:42230 secs4.86 Mbps5.92 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media01 Aug 2021 23:08:45278 secs216.34 Mbps215.97 Mbps
Vodafone01 Aug 2021 23:01:13225 secs1.71 Mbps3.97 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Sky Broadband01 Aug 2021 22:51:04223 secs14 Mbps24.88 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband01 Aug 2021 22:30:1033 mins6.95 Mbps17.11 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media01 Aug 2021 22:22:5324 mins181.8 Mbps210.29 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media01 Aug 2021 22:21:34261 secs20.21 Mbps20.79 Mbps
Virgin Media01 Aug 2021 22:18:15381 secs45.21 Mbps44.37 Mbps
Sky Broadband01 Aug 2021 22:07:0242 mins67.83 Mbps68.61 Mbps
Virgin Media01 Aug 2021 21:52:03474 secs8.11 Mbps217.98 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media01 Aug 2021 21:28:48219 mins110.26 Mbps24.44 MbpsNeeds help
Virgin Media01 Aug 2021 21:26:52513 mins10.6 Mbps14.63 MbpsImproved
BT01 Aug 2021 21:14:17216 mins33.89 Mbps47.06 MbpsImproved
Vodafone01 Aug 2021 21:25:1923 mins57.57 Mbps66.18 MbpsImproved
Sky Broadband01 Aug 2021 21:20:05229 secs4.12 Mbps4.57 MbpsNeeds help, very slow
Virgin Media01 Aug 2021 21:09:3542 mins369.69 Mbps10.43 MbpsNeeds help
BT01 Aug 2021 21:09:07228 secs11.76 Mbps28.48 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media01 Aug 2021 20:45:551120 mins1.06 Mbps83.58 MbpsImproved
Virgin Media01 Aug 2021 20:49:41314 mins8.68 Mbps110.01 MbpsImproved

Summary of Internet Service Providers in Bristol

#Provider NameMax SpeedTypical Speed Range
1Spectrum Internet935.13 Mbps205.16—240.48 Mbps
2Glide941.78 Mbps60.24—230.7 Mbps
3Hyperoptic903.45 Mbps53.97—173.97 Mbps
4Virgin Media939.67 Mbps49.29—187.43 Mbps
5CIX741.34 Mbps23.46—94.56 Mbps
6FibreNest123 Mbps61.51—105.78 Mbps
7Gigaclear315.1 Mbps46.94—99.96 Mbps
8Zen Internet893.71 Mbps49.32—93.87 Mbps
9BT940.39 Mbps33.8—92.71 Mbps
10Vodafone938.47 Mbps29.24—64.14 Mbps
11Independent Fibre Networks304.35 Mbps29.45—59.92 Mbps
12TrueSpeed Communications195.7 Mbps11.6—80.25 Mbps
13KCOM233.78 Mbps16.64—67.23 Mbps
14EE625.55 Mbps15.24—55.54 Mbps
15TalkTalk704.37 Mbps20.61—47.11 Mbps
16iDNET60.58 Mbps20.63—50.53 Mbps
17Sky Broadband469.88 Mbps13.7—47 Mbps
18Andrews & Arnold39.82 Mbps13.14—31.28 Mbps
19Plusnet74.68 Mbps10.56—34.99 Mbps
20Post Office Broadband73.71 Mbps6.67—21.7 Mbps

Frequently Asked Questions about Internet Providers in Bristol

How many broadband providers in Bristol are there?
Bristol has 20 ISPs tested by its 463,405 residents.
Who is the fastest broadband provider in Bristol?
Glide is the fastest broadband provider in Bristol with 941.78 Mbps, and an average internet speed range of 60.24—230.7 Mbps.
Who is the best internet provider in Bristol?
The best internet provider in Bristol is Spectrum Internet, and their users typically see broadband speeds in the range of 205.16 to 240.48 Mbps.
What is the average internet speed in Bristol?
Users in Bristol see an average internet speed of 29.87 up to 373 Mbps, and the fastest speed we've seen is 941.78 Mbps.
Is Virgin Media available in Bristol?
Broadband service from Virgin Media is available in Bristol, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 939.67 Mbps.
Is Sky Broadband available in Bristol?
Broadband service from Sky Broadband is available in Bristol, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 469.88 Mbps.
Is Vodafone available in Bristol?
Broadband service from Vodafone is available in Bristol, and the fastest speed we've seen from them is 938.47 Mbps.
Who is the the most popular broadband provider in Bristol?
The broadband provider with the most users in Bristol is Virgin Media.

Last updated: 01 Aug 2021